Steubenville, OH Outside the State of the State address hundreds of Ohioans rallied against Governor Kasich’s false energy solution of hydraulic fracturing, which he has called a ‘godsend’ for the economy and paved the way for. The rally highlighted the devastating ecological environmental and public health concerns that are already being felt across the state. Attending were community activists, environmental and labor organizations, and elected officials championing a halt on all fracking.
Activists not satisfied at being sequestered behind police barricades made their way into the State of the State address with the intention of letting the Governor, the General Assembly, and the public know that the governor does not speak for the people of Ohio. During the Kasich’s address on energy 10 activists interrupted the speech and displayed a ‘we can’t drink money’ sign while being led away by police and security.
“John Kasich is selling out Ohio to the Frackers and Wall Street. We will not be silenced. We will not be bought. We are the people. People power not corporate profits.”